Endow a Chair

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Endow a Chair or Program

Gifts to the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s permanent endowment can be made for general or specific purposes. Gifts may be pledged and paid in installments on a schedule to be agreed upon between you and the Symphony.

Endowing a chair or program provides reliable, ongoing funding to underwrite key Madison Symphony Orchestra programs and retain outstanding musicians. Naming opportunities are available at giving levels that have been approved by the MSO Board of Directors. Because endowed chairs and programs are named in perpetuity, they offer a special opportunity to leave your own legacy or memorialize a loved one.

 

Available Chair Naming Opportunities

  • Music Director’s Chair (The Podium)
  • Associate Concertmaster (Violin I)
  • Principal Chairs: Bass, Clarinet, Bassoon, Tuba
  • Assistant Principal Chairs: Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass
  • Section Chairs (most instruments)
  • Chorus Director
  • Chorus Accompanist

Available Program Naming Opportunities

View Endowed Chairs and Programs
  • William & Joyce Wartmann Chair: Concertmaster
  • Steinhauer Charitable Trust Chair: Co-Concertmaster Violin I
  • George & Candy Gialamas Chair: Associate Concertmaster Violin I
  • Endowed by an Anonymous Friend: Assistant Concertmaster Violin I
  • Stanley & Shirley Inhorn Chair: Principal Violin II
  • Annetta H. Rosser Chair: Section Violin I
  • James F. Crow Chair: Principal Viola
  • Reuhl Family Chair: Principal Cello
  • Tom Mohs Chair: Section Bass
  • Terry Family Foundation Chair: Principal Flute
  • Jim & Cathie Burgess Chair: Principal Oboe
  • Steve & Marianne Schlecht Chair: Principal Horn
  • Marilynn G. Thompson Chair: Principal Trumpet
  • Fred & Mary Mohs Chair: Principal Trombone
  • Eugenie Mayer Bolz Foundation Chair: Principal Timpani
  • JoAnn Six Plesko & E.J. Plesko Chair: Principal Percussion
  • Stephen D. Morton Chair: Principal Piano
  • Endowed by an Anonymous Friend: Principal Harp
  • Wayne Curtis & Maybelle Slavens Hall and Francis Vincent & Lettie Von Kalweit Dunnebacke Curatorship: Organ Curator
  • Diane Endres Ballweg Fund: Organ Outreach and Programming
  • John & Carolyn Peterson Chair: Music Librarian
  • John & Carolyn Peterson Music Library
  • Eugenie Mayer Bolz Family Foundation: Bolz Young Artist Competition

Contact
To learn more about these naming opportunities, or to discuss an idea of your own, contact Casey Oelkers, Director of Development, (608) 257-3734, coelkers@madisonsymphony.org.